Sack Me, Part Deux: Win an iPad! (Also, Falcons win)

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Hello. I’m back.

I know, last week I said that I wouldn’t be back. Weekend Predictions usually closes at the end of the college football regular season.

But I wasn’t thinking clearly, possibly the result of esophageal spasms, which should clear up in about 12 months when I get 39 phone calls from athletic directors and NFL owners offering me head coaching jobs, by which time I will have seen enough of my daughter’s volleyball games, and will have memorized every aisle at Publix, and what time Judge Judy comes on TV, and I’ll say yes to all 39 jobs because I’m Urban Meyer and I’m going stir crazy!

No, you can't win this. But ...

No, you can't win this. But ...

Thank you for making it the fourth paragraph. Here’s you reward: You can win an iPad.

No. I’m serious. You can win an iPad.

You don’t even have to send me your social security number and your bank routing and checking account numbers to my P.O. Box in Botswana, authorizing me to release 250 gold bullion bars to you. You can win an iPad. See, that’s three times I wrote that, so it must be true.

You can win one of these.

You can win one of these.

The AJC’s Sack Schultz contest was such an overwhelming success, notwithstanding that I finished in 108th place, or maybe because I finished in 108th place, that we are having a special bowl edition of the contest. It’s called the, “You Can Not Only Sack Schultz But You Also Can Win An iPad Because It Was Either That Or Give Him A Christmas Bonus And Haha That Just Ain’t Happening Contest.” (Actually, that’s not the official name, but I’ve suggested it to editors.)

During the college football season, we asked you to pick winners for 15 games every week. Our two winners received two tickets to the Georgia-Georgia Tech game and an HDTV.

The new contest works like this: Pick every winner to every bowl game. There are 35 games. The 30 bowls that most don’t care about are worth one point each. The five BCS bowls — Sugar, Orange, Rose, Fiesta and the BCS national championship game – are worth six points each.

The one with the most points wins the iPad.

As always, select AJC employees are eligible and the contest is fixed. No, kidding. (But if anybody asks, my name is Joseph McGillicutty.)

Just go to ajc.com/go/sack-schultz for more details. You have until 15 minutes before each bowl game to make (or change) your prediction but be aware that games start Dec. 18.

And now, to this week’s blue chip indicators:

*** Thursday Internet Only Special ***

Colts at Titans: Signs of the apocalypse: Peyton Manning has thrown 11 interceptions in the last three weeks, four returned for touchdowns. Meanwhile, Vince Young has opened a new steakhouse in Austin. I believe they serve bull. Colts cover 3.

To hold you over until bowls: The Cincinnati Bearcats’ mascot gets arrested:

This Week’s A La Carte Menu

Georgia: Off until the Liberty Bowl. Party at the Richts, complete with Urban Meyer Pinata.

Falcons at Panthers: Matt Ryan had one of the worst starts of his career last week and the Falcons won anyway. If he played for Carolina, he could’ve just blended into the scenery. Four Panthers quarterbacks have combined for seven touchdowns, 18 interceptions and 36 sacks, give or take an exploding head. This week’s Panthers promotion: If you buy a ticket, you can play. Falcons cover 7.

Jimmy Clausen: 0-6 as a starter.

Jimmy Clausen: 0-6 as a starter.

N.Y. Giants at Vikings: Brett Favre is questionable with a sore shoulder. Actually, he’s become such a non-factor that Jenn Sterger gave him her new cell number and asked him to give it to Tarvaris Jackson. Giants cover 2.

Packers at Lions: I think I’ve figured out Roger Goodell’s strategy in CBA talks. He’s going to break the union by bleeding every player dry with nonsensical fines. Ndamukong Suh was fined $15,000 for basically pushing down Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler. First of all, the play wasn’t worthy of a penalty, let alone a fine. Second of all, Bears fans wanted to do far worst to Cutler in the past then push him down, unless we’re talking about a cliff. Packers covers 6½.

The latest from the NFL’s Keystone Kops

Maybe these guys should be in charge instead

Eagles at Cowboys: Michael Vick, whom Philly would’ve traded for a tray of pansies back in March, leads Pro Bowl voting. Meanwhile, one Dallas writer optimistically pointed out this week that the 4-8 Cowboys are not mathematically out of the postseason race. True. An upset over Philly enables Dallas to knock UTEP out of the New Mexico Bowl. Eagles cover 3½.

J-E-T-S! Jets, Jets . . .

J-E-T-S! Jets, Jets . . .

Broncos at Cardinals: So much for the Bill Belichick coaching tree. Josh McDaniels (fail), Romeo Crennel (fail), Charlie Weis (fail), Eric Mangini (one good year, since failed), Nick Saban (fa … ah, dang it! I was on a roll.). This will ease pain: Denver covers 5½ on the road.

Dolphins at Jets: Rex Ryan didn’t take up too much space on the flight home from New England. The Jets just swept up his ashes and stuck him in the overhead. Jets win but take Miami and 5½.

Patriots at Bears: Jay Cutler’s problem has always been that he thinks he’s Tom Brady. This will be evidence to the contrary. Patriots cover 3.

TOTEBOARD

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“The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” Damon Runyon (via Ecclesiastes, who I think also was a sportswriter)

Last week (you will bow to me now): 9-0 straight up, 7-2 against the line

Financial overview: 120-38 straight up, 84-71-3 against the line.

Locks: Bagels.

– By Jeff Schultz


Follow me on Twitter @JeffSchultzAJC and Facebook.com/JeffSchultzAJC


115 comments Add your comment

Danny O

December 9th, 2010
4:12 pm

Love me some schultz predicts

Heath

December 9th, 2010
4:13 pm

Sorry, Urban, with Tebow gone you have to play by the same rules as everyone else.

Falcons DO win again.

Heath

December 9th, 2010
4:18 pm

Thank you Danny for not saying it. I was trying to save the world for Democracy but you had it taken care of.

Nate the Great

December 9th, 2010
4:24 pm

Agree with them all, but the Giants will lose to the Vikings.

Nate the Great

December 9th, 2010
4:24 pm

Paul

December 9th, 2010
4:26 pm

That line about Sterger, Favre, and T. Jackson was hilarious. Thanks for the late work-day pick me up

GSU Eagle 91

December 9th, 2010
4:27 pm

Once again all of us go into our annual state of despair when college football ends each December…At least for a week or two..Let the Bowl games begin!
Meanwhile…Falcons usually have a tough time in Charlotte…Outdoors in the cold, too…..Close game but ATL prevails 27-23….

Danny O

December 9th, 2010
4:27 pm

You’re welcome. I try to keep it classy up in here.

AU FAN

December 9th, 2010
4:30 pm

Just signed up and picked my winners, Jeff.

Anyway, Gene Chizik has now been voted national coach of the year.

Nick Fairley won the Lombardi Trophy.

Cam will win the Heisman.

Auburn will win the BCSNCG.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR EAGLE!

Mave2124

December 9th, 2010
4:34 pm

Jackson better call her too…LOL

Rich

December 9th, 2010
4:39 pm

Once again Shultz is on the Falcons bandwagon, will you ever learn? no good wins all year signed Skip Bayless

Keith

December 9th, 2010
4:42 pm

Hey Jeff!

Fun blog predictions. But I believe the Jets are going to refocus and TRASH the Dolphins. I can see them winning by 14+. We shall see.

GO FALCONS! :)

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cp8

December 9th, 2010
4:50 pm

@ Nate Gman roll in Minny buddy, bank on it. Jeff, i think phillie gets all they can handle in Big D. You gotta know that Dallas will derail Philthadelphia’s East division crown with two good outings…

All I'm Saying Is...

December 9th, 2010
5:04 pm

Gee, Sterger has some nice bagels…

Back on topic, some suggest that the real mark of a good team is never playing down to the level of their opponent. In other words, another opportunity for the Falcons to prove themselves by taking care of business against the over-matched Carolina Panthers and never giving them a chance to believe they can compete.

LET’S GO FALCONS!

Keith

December 9th, 2010
5:05 pm

Re: all I’m saying is…

Yes, I agree. Remember last year? Even though the Falcons of this year is a much better team, the Falcons last year did NOT play well @ Carolina last year and lost by like 11 pts I believe. Hope history does not repeat itself.

GO FALCONS! :)

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 9th, 2010
5:09 pm

MVP RACE

10. Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons.

Ryan doesn’t have gaudy numbers this season. He’s thrown 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His passer rating (91.8) is the 14th best in the league, barely above average for a starting quarterback.

But he’s led the Atlanta Falcons to a phenomenal start, with wins in 10 of their 12 games this season. Their two losses came to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, both Top 10 teams in the NFL.

He’s led the Falcons to impressive victories against the 9-3 New Orleans Saints, the 7-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (twice), the 8-4 Baltimore Ravens and the 8-4 Green Bay Packers.

If Ryan leads the Falcons to a Super Bowl victory, he will establish himself as an elite NFL quarterback.

9. Clay Matthews, Linebacker, Green Bay Packers.

Eagles fans can thank Clay Matthews for Michael Vick’s dominant season, as Matthews’ sack against Kevin Kolb (one of three on the day) knocked Kolb out of the game and led to Vick’s surprising season.

Matthews leads the NFL with 11.5 sacks. He also has a forced fumble, as well as a 62-yard interception touchdown.

Matthews is anchoring a powerful, underrated Packers’ defense which ranks first in the NFL in fewest points allowed (182).

If Green Bay (8-4) misses the postseason, Matthews has no chance for the MVP, but if he goes wild in the next four games and Green Bay qualifies for the playoffs, Matthews has a chance to receive some MVP votes.

8. Drew Brees, Quarterback, New Orleans Saints.

Brees is actually having a slightly disappointing season, by his standards, which should say something about the dominance of last year’s Super Bowl MVP.

Brees has thrown for 25 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. His passer rating is 94.6, and he leads the NFL with a 69.5 completion percentage. He is on pace to challenge his own single-season record for completions in a season (440 set in 2007).

The Saints have quietly won 9 of their 12 games this season, good enough for the NFC’s fifth seed if the season ended today. They have a rematch left with the Falcons and could still bring home their second consecutive NFC South division title.

Even if they don’t win their division, they will likely have an opportunity to defend their Super Bowl title, which could begin with an easy road win in St. Louis.

7. James Harrison, Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers.

Harrison has been a total animal for the Steelers this season. The 2008 Defensive Player of the Year, Harrison should win his second award at the end of the 2010 season.

In 12 games, he has 10 sacks, tied for third in the league. He’s forced six fumbles. If he keeps up his current pace, he will become the first player in NFL history to record 15 sacks and force eight fumbles in a single season.

He’s registered 59 tackles this season, while anchoring a defense that has allowed the second-fewest points in the National Football League.

The Steelers are 9-3 and an absolute lock to reach the postseason, where they will try to establish themselves as a dynasty with their third Super Bowl title in six seasons.

6. Matt Cassel, Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs.

Nobody expected Matt Cassel to become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Through 12 games, however, he has the Chiefs atop the AFC West with an 8-4 record, the only team in the NFL with a two-game lead in their division.

Cassel’s 98.4 passer rating ranks fifth in the NFL. He has thrown 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions, one of the best touchdown-to-interception ratios in NFL history. His interception percentage is the sixth best single-season total in NFL history. He just completed a three-game stretch with 10 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Cassel has also cut down his fumbles from 14 to 2.

If Cassel leads the Chiefs to a division title and keeps his touchdown-to-interception ratio well above 5-1, he will garner some MVP votes.

5. Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers.

Rodgers was my preseason pick for regular season MVP and Super Bowl MVP. So far in 2010, he’s led the Packers to an 8-4 record in the highly competitive NFC.

He has thrown 23 touchdowns against just nine interceptions. His 100.9 passer rating is fourth in the NFL. He is averaging 8.1 yards per pass attempt and has dramatically cut down on his sacks (50 to 25) and fumbles (10 to 2) from last season.

The Packers need to reach the postseason for Rodgers to receive any consideration for the MVP voting. If they do, he has a legitimate chance to win the award, especially with his recent hot streak (11 touchdowns and zero interceptions in last four games).

4. Philip Rivers, Quarterback, San Diego Chargers.

Rivers has been absolutely brilliant this season without any offensive talent on his roster. He has the NFL’s third best passer rating at 102.5. He is leading the league in yards per pass attempt (8.8) for the third straight season, as well as yards per completion (13.4).

He has thrown for 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His 3,642 passing yards put him on pace for almost 5000. He’s been performing without top wide receiver Vincent Jackson. Legedu Naanee is on IR and his running game, without LaDainian Tomlinson for the first time in 10 years, has been below average.

Yet he’s still led the Chargers to over 26 points per game and the NFL’s third ranked scoring offense.

The Chargers are just 6-6 and two games back in the AFC West race. Rivers has a chance to take home the NFL MVP award if he leads the Chargers to victories in their final four games and a division title.

3. Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts.

Forget what you’ve heard on ESPN. Manning is having a pretty good season after all.

He is on pace to shatter the NFL records for completions and attempts in a season. He has a legitimate chance to break Dan Marino’s single-season record for passing yards. He has thrown 24 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, with a passer rating of 89.4.

Manning’s Colts are dead last in the NFL in both yards per carry and total rushing attempts. Their defense ranks 22nd in the year and is playing without former Defensive Player of the Year winner Bob Sanders (as usual).

He has lost running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart, wide receivers Pierre Garcon, Anthony Gonzalez and Austin Collie and tight end Dallas Clark (last year’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback’s Non-QB Non-RB NFL MVP) to injuries this season. Reggie Wayne leads the NFL in drops this season (including one in overtime last week which cost the Colts a victory), and Pierre Garcon is fourth.

He is handing off and throwing to guys such as Donald Brown, Javarris James (who would never be confused with his cousin, Edgerrin), Jacob Tamme, Blair White and Gijon Robinson.

In his well-documented three-game downfall in which he’s thrown 11 interceptions, he has also led the Colts’ offense to 77 points, an average of 25.7 points per game. His ground game has given him 135 rushing yards COMBINED in the last three games (45 per game). His defense hasn’t given him a turnover in any of the last three games, a streak he’s never had to deal with before.

And his passer rating during these three games has been 77.7, which is EASILY the best in history by a quarterback who threw at least 11 interceptions in a three-game span. Tom Brady’s passer rating during the 2001 postseason, which culminated in a Super Bowl MVP trophy, was 77.3.

Peyton Manning has taken a legitimately below average football team and has led them to a 6-6 record. They are within one game of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC South race and could still wind up in the postseason for the eighth straight season.

If Manning leads the Colts to victories in their final four games, securing them a postseason berth and breaks Marino’s record for passing yards, as well as Brees’ record for completions and Drew Bledsoe’s record for pass attempts, he could easily win his fifth Most Valuable Player trophy.

2. Michael Vick, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles.

Michael Vick has completely rejuvenated his NFL career this season. In just seven complete-game starts, he’s posted a 6-1 record, while leading the Eagles to an average of 33.57 points per game (at least 26 in every game).

He has thrown 15 touchdowns against just two interceptions, while rushing for 467 yards and six more scores. His 105.7 passer rating ranks second in the NFL, and he is leading the NFL with 9.2 adjusted yards per attempt, the tenth best single-season total in NFL history.

He also posted arguably the greatest all-around performance by a quarterback in NFL history, throwing for four scores and rushing for two more against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.

If Vick stays healthy, and the high-scoring 8-4 Eagles earn a playoff spot, he has a very good chance at capturing the Most Valuable Player award.

1. Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots.

Brady is on track to take home his second Most Valuable Player award. He has thrown 27 touchdowns and just four interceptions, the highest touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history.

His 109.5 passer rating leads the NFL and is the eighth best single-season total in history. He leads the NFL with 8.1 adjusted net yards per attempt and is on track for his fourth 4,000-yard season.

The Patriots hold the AFC’s best record at 10-2, and following a beatdown of the powerful New York Jets on Monday Night Football, are the NFL’s best team.

Incredibly, Brady has turned in his incredible season without the services of his star wide receiver, Randy Moss, who caught just nine passes as a member of the Patriots.

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 9th, 2010
5:11 pm

How PATHETIC is it for a team to lobby for the fans to vote for their sorry players to be elected to the pro bowl :)

Asheville Dawg

December 9th, 2010
5:17 pm

Could’ve been a Jets fan, but I’ll take the gold bars by a field goal. There is a recession on, y’know.

Frozen Rope

December 9th, 2010
5:19 pm

Well,, that didnt take long….

Leon "Pooch-Kick" Trotsky

December 9th, 2010
5:39 pm

Matt “CHOKE” Ryan

That was like reading War and Peace…

The Grinch

December 9th, 2010
6:06 pm

War and Peace wasn’t written by a d-bag.

Joe Shlavughtnic

December 9th, 2010
6:12 pm

Choke has mastered the art of copy and paste,,, way to go Choke!

blazerdawg

December 9th, 2010
6:12 pm

Pretty certain that MCR has no idea what “War and Peace” is.

Sack Me, Part Deux: Win an iPad

December 9th, 2010
6:30 pm

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FrontRow

December 9th, 2010
6:39 pm

Great commentary on the Suh fine. I’ve seen harder hits playing two hand touch.

Paul in RDU

December 9th, 2010
6:48 pm

Isn’t “Choke” the big Joe Flacco fan? No comments about “noodle arm” or did the Falcons win against the Ravens end all that?

The Nature Boy needs money

December 9th, 2010
6:54 pm

Jeff’s picks aren’t doing it…Can I claim I was at the American Eagle bar..???

Michael in Dunwoody

December 9th, 2010
7:12 pm

I don’t see “Joe Cool” Flacco on that MVP list. Strange. Looks like he fell short of making it, just like his feeble fourth down pass fell short of his receiver on Sunday with the game on the line.

Matt Ryan makes game-winning, fourth quarter drives. Joe Flacco CHOKES and throws like a middle schooler in a crucial division game! Discuss.

JASon

December 9th, 2010
7:18 pm

“Michael Vick, whom Philly would’ve traded for a tray of pansies back in March”

They signed him on March 9, 2010. Normally, that means you want to keep them on your team. But, Jeff, I wouldn’t let facts get in the way of you trying to take an honest shot at someone.

slippery slope

December 9th, 2010
7:23 pm

In this tough economy,
the Heisman awards committee should recycle
by giving Cam Newton the trophy Reggie Bush returned.

Vain Jangling

December 9th, 2010
7:30 pm

Urban Meyer is dead. So is Barzini. Phillip Tattaglia. Moe Green. Cuneo. Strachi. Today, I settle all family business. Next, Saban, Miles, Petrino, and then Spurrier. Then, my son, then, UGA will be relevant again.

Yeah, you’re right, I posted the same thing yesterday. Apparently I liked it.

Paddy O

December 9th, 2010
7:36 pm

jen has some nice artificial bagels.

'scuse me

December 9th, 2010
7:45 pm

Is your compatriot Mark Bradley ever writing again? Or are you in charge? If so cool. I’m just tired of seeing his face on the ATL home page as if he will post anything about the Falcons ever.

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 9th, 2010
8:11 pm

Can Mrs. JETS be my TSA agent and the JET I get to fly?

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 9th, 2010
8:22 pm

10. Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons.

Ryan doesn’t have gaudy numbers this season. He’s thrown 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His passer rating (91.8) is the 14th best in the league, barely above average for a starting quarterback.

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“barely above average for a starting quarterback.”

Now that’s hilarious………… ha ha.

:)

:)

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Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 9th, 2010
8:28 pm

2. Michael Vick, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles.

Michael Vick has completely rejuvenated his NFL career this season. In just seven complete-game starts, he’s posted a 6-1 record, while leading the Eagles to an average of 33.57 points per game (at least 26 in every game).

He has thrown 15 touchdowns against just two interceptions, while rushing for 467 yards and six more scores. His 105.7 passer rating ranks second in the NFL, and he is leading the NFL with 9.2 adjusted yards per attempt, the tenth best single-season total in NFL history.

He also posted arguably the greatest all-around performance by a quarterback in NFL history, throwing for four scores and rushing for two more against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.

If Vick stays healthy, and the high-scoring 8-4 Eagles earn a playoff spot, he has a very good chance at capturing the Most Valuable Player award.

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Not bad for a glorified running back that can’t read defenses :)

“America has spoken”!

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 9th, 2010
8:28 pm

He also posted arguably the greatest all-around performance by a quarterback in NFL history,

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 9th, 2010
8:42 pm

Matt CHOKE only if you are not arguably an Idiot would you think that.

The Nature Boy @ 5150 POAD

December 9th, 2010
9:00 pm

I enjoyed meeting you at the American Eagle bar that night….

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 9th, 2010
9:04 pm

NFL MVP Betting Odds and its gotta be Tom Brady vs Michael Vick

Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:00 AM ET
By: Joe C | http://www.sbrforum.com

The 2010 NFL MVP award has come down to two individuals with a legitimate chance to win the prestigious award, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles.

mtraininjax

December 9th, 2010
9:05 pm

Jags and RAIDERS just down 75 and 10, Jeff, you need to look at a map sometime!

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 9th, 2010
9:16 pm

@P.O.A.D

Eagles Vs. Redskins: Michael Vick May Have Just Had The Greatest Statistical Game In NFL QB History
Nov 16

12:08a
by Sean Keeley

Read More: Michael Vick (QB – PHI), Philadelphia Eagles

Have you been missing puff pieces of the resurrection of Michael Vick? Well do I have a week for you…it’s called THIS week because you can expect to read about 5,000 stories on how Michael Vick, master of perseverance, is officially back on top. His six-touchdown performance in Philadelphia’s 59-28 dismantling of the Washington Redskins on Monday night is proof of that.

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Just for you :)

Eric C.

December 9th, 2010
9:29 pm

Matt “Choke” Ryan, what is your point?

JSS

December 9th, 2010
9:49 pm

Wow, another blog full of name calling and having to kill the messenger… Yep, got to love you AJC bloggers!

By the way, that short 10 paragraph breakdown of the MVP candidates was only 1/2 the length of the first chapter of Tolstoy’s classic… Says a lot about the readers who complained about it… Disagree? Just refute it! Pretty simple! Doesn’t mean I with it, just don’t see what the fuss is about…

JSS

December 9th, 2010
9:52 pm

“Doesn’t mean I agree with it,” it should read…

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 9th, 2010
10:35 pm

Brady against New York was more impressive 45-3. Washington ain’t that good, but New England and New York was supposed to be a game between evenly matched teams.
I still laugh at the FACT MV7 lost to the JOES on Pros vs Joes. MV7 was the first NFL lead team to ever do that.

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 9th, 2010
10:42 pm

Choke last week
Texans 24 v Eagles 34
Patriots 45 v Jets 3
MV7 didn’t impress so much.

and the winner is ...

December 9th, 2010
11:36 pm

An I-pad? You gotta be kidding me. You’ll poke your eye out kid.